illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Draft at Princeton. Served a tad too cold for my tastes, but so what? I can wait. Pours orange amber. Faint aroma that is bready, grainy, and herbal. Very nice mouthfeel. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, and biscuit nicely balanced by spicy hops. Clean lagery, toasty, and mild bitter finish. I am not an expert on the style, but this was a mighty tasty Vienna.
Ed5388 (2098) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at New Hope brewpub. Pours a medium copper color with a small creamy white head. Aroma if floral hops and caramel malt. Taste of toasted malt, caramel, and some floral hop notes.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a slightly sweet and grainy aroma. Flavor is a bit fruity with cereal and medium colored wheat bread throughout. Not bad.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Philly location. Aroma quite fruity with peaches, berries, lemon yogurt. Flavor starts with these fruits and moves to a grapey, malty, toasty, caramel-y feel. Finish is at first a touch astringent, but then becomes quite sweet, too sweet in my opinion. An interesting effort at a Vienna with all the unusual fruity notes, but at the end of the day, the sweetness pulled it down for me. Looks like this was much better a couple years ago.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on draught at the New Hope, PA location. Pours to a beautiful, bright, light amber color, with a nice white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is balanced, with some nice herbal/grassy hop aroma, paired with aromas of light toast, and nuts. Palate is firm and round on the tongue, with good toasty and dry malt flavor. This beer finishes celan, with some more good toasty malt flavor, then ends with the proper amount of herbal hop bitterness to balance. Well done example of Vienna lager, a style you don’t see too many breweries in the US do. Stylistically an accurate version, with good toast and dry malt character, and less sweet and nutty malt character that you find in a dunkle or marzen.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.21.05 at Princeton brewpub. I missed this every other time it’s been offered, and happened on it by accident this time around. Nice. A quality vienna, a quality lager.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man, me and Gene do it again back to back. I thought the taste was lacking something. Maybe not sweet enough. A little bland, a normal lager that was a little harsh.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark golden with a thin white head. The head was short lasting. Aroma was bready and fruity. A little weak. Solid malty taste. Certainly a descent session beer.
jflopsu (549) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rusty orange with light white head. Has a sweet and floral aroma with some hints of apple. Taste is very good for a lager with a creamy body that finishes with a great malt taste. Although I don’t like lagers, this may be my favorite of them.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Princeton Location. Clear deep golden beer, no head, no lace. Nice example of the style: clean full malt flavor and body - lager style; easy on the hops, great carbonation. Well-made, however, this style just doesn’t have enough character for my taste.